Why React Native is eating the world?

A quick introduction. So, what is React Native? React Native lets you build mobile apps using only JavaScript. It actually produces just native mobile app and has very similar syntax to React. With React Native, you don’t build a “hybrid app”. You build a real mobile app that’s indistinguishable from an app built using Objective-C, Swift or Java. React Native uses the same fundamental UI building blocks as regular iOS and Android apps. You just put those building blocks together using JavaScript and React. Well, React Native is the Fastest Way to Develop Mobile Apps. Let’s agree with it.

React Native came out more than two years ago as a way to build user interfaces for the mobile using JavaScript. It’s similar to any other framework that comes with its tools and best practices. The only difference is that this one’s from Facebook and developers love it. React Native brought similar ideas to mobile UI development and it brings to web development concepts to the world of mobile.

Few advantages of RN

  • React Native is strikingly different from those built with Apache Cordova.
  • The level of efficiency of these applications is almost identical to their native alternatives. This is the main advantage of this framework – get a high-quality and smoothly running mobile software using web technologies.
  • It’s very easy to learn RN. In order to start working with React Native, you will only need knowledge of JavaScript and React. In addition, RN does not require specific syntax details, which is typical of many other development environments.
  • Faster development. It takes two to three times less to develop your app in React Native but App Store and Google Play listing management remain the same. React Native only makes a positive difference during the development stage, the rest of the lifecycle is the same. You need to generate and configure your app if you want your fresh new application to be published in Google Play and the App Store. Using Android Studio software and Apple’s XCode, your development team will be able to make this happen but it may take more effort from your developers as the process requires lots of configuration.
  • Faster and automated updates. Once your app is published in the App Store and Google Play you’ll most likely want to improve the app with new features for your users. There’s no need to manually update your app through the app store. How? The new update will be downloaded asynchronously in React Native whilst an app is in use. This is more efficient and makes developing and publishing updates for your apps less complicated.

How does RN work?

There are two main threads in React Native.

  • One of them is the main thread which runs in all native apps which responsible for displaying elements and for user actions.
  • The other one is specific to React Native. And its task to execute JavaScript code in a separate engine. It deals with the business logic of the application.
  • The bridge of these threads is react native core.

One thing is certain, React Native definitely reduces development time significantly, which gives you extra time to scale for multiple platforms and start marketing prior to the launch of your app!

If you’re curious to see what can be accomplished with React Native, check out our app on PlayStore or on AppStore. Here are some screenshots of Tutor:


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